1770 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1770 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1770 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord Arniston, the younger
- Lord Justice General – Duke of Queensberry
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Barskimming
- 12 April – Monkland Canal authorized.
- 9 March – haggis is served on board Captain James Cook's ship HMS Endeavour, anchored off New Zealand, in celebration of the birthday of a Scottish officer on board, Cook himself having a Scottish father.
- 14 November – Scottish explorer James Bruce is shown the source of the Blue Nile in Ethiopia.
- Emigrants from the Highland Clearances in the Hebrides migrate to Prince Edward Island, and to Glasgow where the Gaelic-speaking congregation of St Columba Church of Scotland is formed.
- Montgomery's Entail Act remedies the system of short leases on agricultural properties.
- Plans for improvement of the harbour at Dundee proposed by John Smeaton and Glasgow Town Council begins deepening the navigable River Clyde.
- Approximate date
- 2 February – George Gordon, 5th Duke of Gordon, nobleman, soldier and politician (died 1836 in London)
- c. 25 March – Alexander Carse, genre painter (died 1843)
- 18 April – William Nicol, geologist (died 1851)
- 9 December (bapt.) – James Hogg, "the Ettrick Shepherd", poet and novelist (died 1835)
- 27 July – Robert Dinwiddie, colonial Governor of Virginia (born 1693; died in Virginia)
- 1 November – Alexander Cruden, Biblical scholar (born 1699; died in London)
- 9 November – John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, Whig politician (born c. 1693)
- 5 December – James Stirling, mathematician (born 1692)
- Approximate date – Alasdair mac Mhaighstir Alasdair, Gaelic poet (born c. 1698)
- David Dalrymple's anthology of Ancient Scottish Poems is published.
- "Chronology of Scottish History". A Timeline of Scottish History. Rampant Scotland. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
- Kermack, W. R. (1944). 19 Centuries of Scotland. Edinburgh: Johnston. p. 80.
- McKean, Charles; Whatley, Patricia (2008). Lost Dundee: Dundee's Lost Architectural Heritage. Edinburgh: Birlinn. pp. 12–13. ISBN 978-1-84158-562-8.